Two Thousand Maniacs!

Two Thousand Maniacs!

Director: Herschell Gordon Lewis Cast: Jeffrey Allen, Gary Bakeman, Linda Cochran

DVD (Mono / Dolby 5.1)

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Drive-in gore king Herschell Gordon Lewis reached a creative peak with this darkly comic slaughterfest about six vacationing Yanks who fall victim to the cheerfully violent Southern hospitality of Pleasant Valley. Made the guests of honor in the town's centennial celebration, the hapless visitors soon discover that the obligations of their title include being used for the locals' bloody amusements -- which include being rolled downhill in a barrel full of sharp spikes and strapped down beneath a boulder for a hideous variation on the dunking booth -- and eventually ending up on the spit for the evening's barbecue. It turns out the bloodthirsty rednecks have come back from the dead after 100 years to exact symbolic revenge for the slaughter of the entire town by the Union Army. Filming on a shoestring in St. Cloud, FL, Lewis even contributed his talents to some of the songs (credited to the Pleasant Valley Boys), including "Rebel Yell" (not to be confused with the Billy Idol tune) and a rousing rendition of "Rollin' in My Sweet Baby's Arms," which accompanies a shot of a severed arm rotating on a barbecue spit.

Product Details

Release Date: 02/22/2000
UPC: 0014381599824
Original Release: 1964
Rating: NR
Source: Image Entertainment
Region Code: 1
Sound: [Dolby Digital, monaural]
Time: 1:23:00
Sales rank: 19,801

Special Features

Audio commentary by director Herschell Gordon Lewis and producer David F. Friedman; Original theatrical trailer; Rare outtakes; Stills and gallery of exploitation art

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Jeffrey Allen Mayor Buckman
Gary Bakeman Rufe
Linda Cochran Betsy
Mark Douglas Harper
Jerome Eden John Miller
Yvonne Gilbert Beverly Wells
Michael Korb David Wells
Shelby Livingston Bea Miller
Connie Mason Terry Adams
Bennie Moore Lester
Vincent Santo Billy
Andy Wilson Policeman
Thomas Wood Tom White

Technical Credits
Herschell Gordon Lewis Director,Score Composer,Cinematographer,Screenwriter,Special Effects
David F. Friedman Producer,Production Designer
Chuck Scott Musical Direction/Supervision
Robert Sinise Editor
Larry Wellington Score Composer

Scene Index

Side #1
0. Chapter Index
1. Main Title; Detour [7:26]
2. Guests of Honor [10:02]
3. The Welcoming Committee [7:17]
4. Making of a Barbecue [3:05]
5. Sending a Message [5:49]
6. The Barbecue [6:15]
7. The Horse Race [8:56]
8. The Barrel Role [7:58]
9. The Teetering Rock [7:37]
10. The Escape [8:35]
11. Mighty Peculiar [8:33]
12. End Credits [2:07]

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